Monday, April 20, 2009

LA Weekly Weekend April 24-25 2009

Celebrating 30 years of publishing, LA Weekly Magazine has a special 2 day event.
Performances and highlights includes Henry Rollins, Will Wheaton, Matt Sorum and Friends, Juliette Lewis, Donavan Leitch and more.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day

Ben & Jerry’s, who broke the mold for businesses showing you could make a profit while giving back to the community, is proud to celebrate its 31st annual Free Cone Day, the original community give-back. Why did they do it thirty-one years ago? The two guys, who had surprised themselves by surviving their first year in business, genuinely wanted to just say “thanks.”

Around the globe from 12:00 noon – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21st the socially-minded ice cream maker, with the fun and funky flavors, will be scooping it out for free to share the love just like the company has since 1979. Scoop Shops will proudly introduce the company’s newest values-led flavor, Chocolate Macadamia. The flavor features Fair Trade vanilla, Fair Trade chocolate and sustainably-harvested macadamia nuts.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Viejas Welcomes the Carson & Barnes Circus on April 16

Viejas is excited to host the Carson & Barnes Circus for two fun-filled shows on April 16. The one-of-a-kind show offers over 70 years of circus tradition under the world’s largest traveling tent.

This year’s circus tour features exciting new acts and up-close audience viewing for high-quality family entertainment. During the show you will see performers from around the world in acts such as aerial trapeze, high wire, motorcycle acrobats, jugglers and clowns along with a traveling zoo and performing elephants, camels, dogs and horses, all under a 144’x180’ big top.

The circus tent will be set up on the east side of Viejas Casino & Outlet Center. Shows will begin at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on April 16. Advance general admission 2-for-1 coupons for either children or adults have been mailed to local families in the area and will also be available at the Viejas Casino and Outlet Center. These coupons are redeemable at the box office where two adult tickets are $18.00 and two children's (ages 2-11) are $8.00. You may also choose to go online at and save even more by printing and redeeming your own coupons. Tickets can be upgraded to preferred seating for an additional charge online or at the box office.

Knott’s Berry Farm Celebrates Fiesta Mexicana April 25-26, May 2-3 and 9-10

Knott’s Berry Farm will be filled with the sights, sounds and delicious smells of an authentic Mexican Fiesta with music, dance, activities, and foods honoring the rich culture of our Mexican communities this April and May. Amidst vibrant banners, colorful Mexican serapes and bright piƱatas, Knott’s Fiesta Mexicana will offer a full day of entertainment and activities for the entire family.

A mariachi trio will be performing throughout the day as well as local and professional Folklorico groups. Additional entertainment includes live performances by artist Prima J on April 26, the group Stone Soul on May 2, and Frankie J on May 3. Quinceanera Fashion Shows by Isabella Wall, the “Fairy Godmother of Quinceaneras,” will take place April 26 and May 10.

Also making a special appearance on May 2 is Jay Johnstone. Jay Johnstone is an American former professional baseball player and was active from 1966 to 1985 playing for the California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Chicago Cubs.

Fiesta Mexicana will also include salsa dancing and instruction, a free kid’s activity, Mexican arts and crafts booths, and authentic Mexican cuisine including fresh-made fajitas, carne asada cart, and fruit-filled empanadas, to name just a few.

Park hours for Fiesta Mexicana are 10 am -10 pm on Saturdays and 10 am to 7 pm on Sundays. For more information on all the exciting activities at Knott’s Berry Farm, visit

Hand and Footprint Ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theater

Hugh Jackman will be honored with a hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, on April 21, at 11:00 a.m.

The Tony® and Emmy®-winning actor, who recently hosted the Academy Awards, joins a very select list of Hollywood luminaries whose hand and footprints and signatures have been immortalized in cement in the famed theater’s forecourt.

Twentieth Century Fox is extending a special invitation to Jackman’s legions of fans – as well as to the community of X-Men and Wolverine comics readers and movie enthusiasts – to “witness the origins” of this special event at 10:00 a.m.

The event precedes the May 1 release of Jackman’s new film, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, in which he returns to the role that launched him to superstardom, as the beloved mutant antihero Wolverine. X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, the first chapter in the X-Men saga, unites Wolverine with several other legends of the X-Men universe, in an epic revolution that pits the mutants against powerful forces determined to eliminate them.